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When Shaq met Albo: Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal and the PM bond over Voice referendum
- NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal requested to satisfy with PM Anthony Albanese
- The two met in Sydney to debate the proposed referendum on the Voice
- O’Neal met with the PM and the Indigenous Affairs Minister Linda Burney
Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal towered over Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as the unlikely duo met to debate the proposed referendum on the Indigenous Voice to parliament.
Mr Albanese revealed O’Neal had requested the assembly in Sydney on Saturday to strive and perceive extra about the problem.
‘It was a really optimistic dialog,’ the prime minister advised reporters. ‘He is on this nation, his second go to to Australia.
‘He is aware of that we’re a heat and beneficiant individuals, and he wished to tell himself about what this [Voice] debate was about… by participating straight with the Minister for Indigenous Affairs and myself as the Prime Minister.
‘It is a extremely optimistic dialogue about the means that Australia is seen in the wild.’
Anthony Albanese and former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal at a press convention in Sydney
Shaquille O’Neal greeting Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney at the press convention
Mr Albanese revealed O’Neal had requested the assembly in Sydney on Saturday to strive and perceive extra about the problem
It’s believed the NBA legend could assist with promotion of the marketing campaign for the referendum’s success.
O’Neal met with the prime minister and the Indigenous Affairs Minister Linda Burney.
Mr Albanese revealed he had given O’Neal a Rabbitohs jumper and in return, Shaq had given his son Nathan an LA Lakers shirt.
The NBA legend is in Australia for promotional occasions.
‘I’m actually happy and very proud that Shaq has sought a request by means of the Prime Minister to particularly speak about the plans that we’ve in relation to a referendum,’ Ms Burney stated.
‘He stated it was a noble activity, that it was essential.
‘The most vital factor in what the Prime Minister has stated is that we have to construct a broad-based help throughout the nation for a referendum change. It’s not straightforward in Australia. We all know that.
‘And I believe having Shaquille O’Neal as a part of a marketing campaign is essential, however it’s also extraordinarily essential that we construct help throughout the group.
‘It was simply so great to satisfy him and to see that there’s worldwide curiosity from individuals like Mr O’Neal in relation to the venture that we’ve beneath means about the referendum.
NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is in Australia for promotional occasions and requested a gathering with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
Shaquille O’Neal arrives at Culture Kings in Melbourne as hoards of followers try to satisfy him
Fans queued for hours to catch a glimpse of the NBA legend when he visited a Culture Kings retailer in Melbourne
His look at a Melbourne streetwear retailer on Wednesday precipitated native laneways to grow to be blocked with hoards of followers.
The four-time NBA champion, 50, was a visitor at Culture Kings streetwear and a whole lot of individuals queued for hours to see the sporting legend in the flesh.
Security guards have been deployed to keep up order as overzealous followers started climbing up the partitions for a greater view of the Los Angeles Lakers nice.
Shaq is in Australia for a collection of entrepreneurial talks in Melbourne and Sydney.
Fans can count on an intimate and uncensored query and reply session throughout the present, known as La Trobe Financial Presents: An Evening with Shaquille O’Neal.
His journey mixes enterprise with pleasure as he’s additionally bringing his musical alter ego DJ Diesel to a Melbourne nightclub.
Radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson additionally loved a flirty encounter with the American basketball legend when he appeared on her radio present for an interview.
The sportsman went out of his method to bathe the mom of 1 with compliments, whereas additionally taking a number of sly digs at her co-host Kyle Sandilands.